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    Hi, if you are in the market for one of these let me tell you about my experience, last week I bought a G+ MIMO wireless modem/router combo.

    On the box it stated it could send a signal through walls for a very long range, I got it home set it up in a test config i.e modem and dongle 2 ft from each other, worked just fine, then it was time to use it for what i bought it for, so I set the modem in the hallway about 10 metres max from the dongle, it had no wall to come through and dropped the signal mustering up a low signal warning and 37% strength, no good to me, so I took it back to PC World who without question refunded me.

    The model was a Netgear one, I dont know if a Belkin one would have been better and wasn't going to try, but this one doesn't do what it says on the tin, buyer beware.

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    I think they all vary a fair bit I have a D-Link one and it is very strong had it in the garden in the summer which is a good 30+yds from were it is.

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    Netgear suck for signal and suck generally in all honesty. Not a fan of any of their products.

    For value for money the Buffalo range is superb. Fitted loads of them and they get all around a fair size house. My house is a 4 bed detached with a double garage and the laptop gets a good enough signal in every room and garage. Perfect when working on a car and you need to have a look at the web for something

    About £50 delivered I think they are?

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    Some routers have a narrow "beam" of signal so its worth playing around with the positioning, plus you mention a dongle which I assume is USB? If so then again its worth playing around with the positioning - you would get a poor signal if the dongle is just plugged into a USB port on the back of a desktop which is on the floor for example, much better if its on a flylead and positioned higher away from the PSU and cables etc.

    I have a Netgear DG834G (not MIMO) and I get a good signal all over my house and garden, my router's just sat on the end of my desk (vertically in the supplied stand) away from my monitor.

    Another option instead of wireless if its just for a desktop are Homeplugs (eg Devolo, Dynamode etc) as they use your electrical ringmain for the network - no problems with walls getting in the way but plugging them into a surge protector would cut the signal right down.

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    Never heard of Buffalo range. any links as to where you can get these? As I'm going to need one as I've only got a wireless router and i now need a DSL wireless router.

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    Here is a review of the one I use the most - http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=1903

    One of the best things is it is auto configure. 9 times out of 10 it is. If you install the Buffalo wifi cards as well then all you do to secure the connection is press the button on the router, and then on the card. Simple secure wireless

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    How would I get this to work with ADSL?

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    WHat ADSL do you have and who is it with? Does it have USB or ethernet connection?

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    I've got a Netgear one and it's useless. I think it would make a good doorstop, but nothing else.

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    Well at least it will be worth trying another brand then, gen op says Netgear are ****e and I cannot say anything otherwise to disagree, very poor product, and it was supposed to send the signal in all directions, it was the model that has an internal ariel, and I tried using the dongle lead and positioning it a good 4ft off the ground without any luck.

    Funny thing, I only got it because I use a normal phone line extention to get out to my machine, thinking that if I had one of those routers it would make my connection better, no such luch, for all the buy this special expensive ext lead routine, even up close the cable was faster than the router for downloads etc, just going to get a cheapo one now so i can hardwire into mine and send to the kids machine.

    One last thought, I used to have a freeview USB dongle and that was also rubbish, by getting a PCi card one all things got good, I wonder if I will be better off getting a PCi reciever card this time.

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